Prepare for Sunday // February 26

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

The first meal recorded in the Bible had a devastating outcome. With one bite of the forbidden fruit, the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened. For the first time they experienced shame. For the first time they felt exposed and vulnerable, and they hid themselves.

Thousands of years later, at another meal, the disciples of Jesus were hiding in a room together. They were full of shame and fear. They felt hopeless because the man they had left their homes and careers to follow, was gone. The man who had opened the eyes of the blind, who had healed the sick, who had raised the dead, who they thought was the messiah––God’s anointed one who was to bring in God’s new kingdom––was dead. He was more than dead; he had been murdered in the most brutal way imaginable. The disciples witnessed every earthly power come against Jesus. In fact, even they deserted him in his final hours. Now, right in the middle of their broken hope, shame, and fear, Jesus appeared and their eyes were opened. They saw hope again in the face of their King, and it was over a meal.

Join us this week as we conclude “At the Table.” Shane will be preaching a sermon from Luke 24 entitled: “At the Table: Opened Eyes, Burning Hearts, and Hope Restored.”

Each week at the Gathering, we've been sharing stories about eating meals with others. If you have a story about how God is using food to spread his kingdom, please click below and share it with us!

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Prepare for Sunday // February 19

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This week we'll by studying Luke's account of the Lord's Supper. When Jesus sat down to eat the Passover with his disciples, they hardly grasped the significance of the meal. Jesus was teaching them the real meaning of the passover:  He was true the passover lamb. One day all of us will join Jesus for a feast and remember what He accomplished for us by his life, death, and resurrection. Join us this Sunday as Shane preaches a message entitled:  "Redemption Secured: Past, Present, & Future."

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Sending Sunday

Join us for a special worship gathering on Sunday, March 19th as we commission our missional communities for 2017. Each year at Resonate, all our missional communities prayerfully consider who God is sending them to reach with the gospel. On Sending Sunday, we commission one another to fulfill the vision(s) that God has given our church family. This is always an exciting day of vision, prayer, and expectation. Don't miss it!

Prepare for Sunday // February 12th

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This week we continue our study:  At the Table: Why Meals Matter in the Mission of God. In Luke 14:1-24, our passage of focus, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath and tells two parables about the Kingdom of God. Throughout Luke, Jesus continues to teach us about the Kingdom of God using food and feasts and meals.

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Resonate Basics

New to Resonate?

If you're new to Resonate Church, the best way to get a better handle on who we are and what we do is to attend our 3 week, Resonate Basics class. Resonate Basics is held on Sunday mornings at 9:00am, before the Gathering. During these classes, we talk about our beliefs, ministry philosophy, and structure. And of course, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Our next Resonate Basics Classes will held on:

  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 3

*childcare is provided.

Click here to sign up now.

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Artists! We Need Your Help!

We are hosting our second art show at For the City Center, and we would love to have you be a part! We are looking for visual artists to display their work at For the City Center from April 8 - May 28. Artwork should revolve around the theme: "Real Hope in the Real World." Multimedia work will be accepted, and we will be able to accommodate large scale pieces. This show will be hung on Friday, April 7. Please have all work brought to the For the City Center, or arrange for pickup with Jessica McDonald - 615-364-9501 - jessbusby@gmail.com before that day! Please be sure that all artwork is ready to hang and has appropriate hardware attached. If you would like to submit a 3-dimensional piece, please provide a way to display your work via pedestal, or the ability to attach it to a wall. 

We will be kicking off this Show at For the City Center on April 8 from 6-8pm. This night will include poetry, a singer / songwriter exhibition, and the gallery opening of of "Real Hope in the Real World." Dessert and specialty coffee will be served. If you are interested in being a part of this evening with your performance art, please respond as well! We want to gather as artists for the good of our city! If you know of any artists who may be interested in submitting work please pass on this information.

Madtown Art Collective: Art Show

A night of poetry, music, and art. Join us for the gallery opening of "Real Hope in the Real World." Dessert and specialty coffee will be served.

  • Date:  April 8th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location:  For the City Center - 107 Woodruff St. Madison, TN  37115
  • Cost:  This is a free, community event
  • I'd like to submit Art:  Click Here
  • More Questions:  Jessica McDonald - (615-364-9501) - jessbusby@gmail.com

Haiti Missions 2017 // All the Details

All the Details

Two Trips:

  • April 21-24
  • September 30 - October 6

April Trip:  On this trip we will spend two days in the city of Calas. Our goal is provide an opportunity for those who have never been to Haiti to get a glimpse of the culture and to begin building relationships. Those who participate will get to eat some typical Haitian meals, worship with our family in Haiti, and relax and play with the church in Calas. This trip will allow more of our church family to glimpse the vision of Gospel reconciliation in Haiti.

September Trip: This trip will be a bit more on the “get dirty” side. We will be entering into the daily rhythms of the church in Calas. School will be in session and the rhythms of the church family will be evident. There will be times of training and learning as well as worship and prayer. We have not taken a trip like this one yet, so we are still working on some of the details. 

Partners:

  • The Haiti Collective (US Side)
  • SCH (Haiti Side)
  • Immanuel Church (Birmingham, AL)

Trip Capacity:

  • April:  4-7 people
  • September:  8-12 people

Travel Plans:

We will be traveling via American Airlines. Our exact plans will be detailed as we get closer to purchasing tickets. As a general rule, flights out of the US leave early in the morning, and we typically arrive in Port Au Prince around 1-2pm. After landing, there is about a 3.5 hour drive to the place we stay for the week. On return trips flights typically leave around 3pm and arrive in the US around 11pm. We are hoping to fly out of Nashville this year (instead of Birmingham) as prices have dropped recently. 

April Costs (Approximate):

  • $440 - Daily Cost ($110 / day)
  • $605 - Plane Ticket
  • $1045 - Total

September Costs (Approximate):

  • $770 - Daily Cost ($110 / day)
  • $600 - Plane Ticket
  • $1370 - Total

Additional Costs:

  • $135 - Passport
  • $50 - $150 - Vaccinations / Meds (Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria)
  • $50 - $100 - Spending Money
  • $100 - $400 - Total

Fundraising:

Everyone who wants to go on this trip will be responsible for raising their own funds. Please remember, if God is leading you to be a part of this trip, He will provide for your needs! An easy way to fundraise for a trip like this is to send out personal letters to friends and family and ask them for help. Attached below (in the packet) are a few sample letters that you are free to use / tweak for this purpose. 

Additional Details:

There is a lot of additional information in the packet attached below. If you are prayerfully considering participating in this trip, please read everything thoroughly. All participants must also fill out a trip application. All questions can be directed to Kyle Mountsier (kyle@resonatemadison.org).

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Prepare for Sunday // February 5th

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This Sunday we'll be studying Luke's account of the Feeding of the 5000. Beyond simply meeting the physical needs of those gathered to listen to Jesus, what does this story represent? How does physical hunger and satisfaction point to a larger reality about who we are and who we've been created to worship? Join us this Sunday, as we'll be discussing these questions and more. 

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Prepare for Worship // January 29th

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This week will be learning about the time that Jesus' feet were washed by a "sinful woman" while he was sitting down for dinner with a Pharisee. This was the epitome of a record-scratch-moment. Join us this Sunday, as we learn about forgiveness, grace, and the beautiful mess of gospel community.

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Prepare for Sunday // January 22nd

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This week we're continuing our new series "At the Table: Why Meals Matter in the Mission of God." We'll be looking at the story of Matthew, who began following Jesus and immediately threw a party for all his friends. This party was scandalous to many of the religious people in Israel at the time because Jesus was eating and hanging out with sinners. And yet Jesus came to save sinners! What better way to is there to invite people into real relationship and introduce them to the heart of the Father than over a meal?

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Prepare for Sunday // January 15th

The Gathering  //  Sundays at 10am

This we we're kicking off our new series: "At the Table: Why Meals Matter in the Mission of God." It may seem odd to think about how Jesus went about eating food, but it’s actually quite significant. As one author has said, “The meals of Jesus represent something bigger. They represent a new world, a new kingdom, a new outlook.” If all of life is to be lived to the glory of God, then meals matter too!

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